30 September 2014

What's the best birth control for teens? Hint: it's not the pill

Posted in Health

(NBC News) The best birth control to offer teenage girls is an implantable rod, followed by an IUD, pediatricians say in new guidance. It may seem odd to think of a pediatrician prescribing birth co ...

28 September 2014

Foster Farms recalls chicken breast strips

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Livingston, Ca. -- Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of chicken. Frozen pre-cooked chicken breast grilled strips are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The product w ...

12 September 2014

Criticizing weight study

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People who are teased or criticized for their weight are likely to put on even more pounds.A study of overweight adults found those who felt judged or discriminated against were six times more likel ...

11 September 2014

FDA approves new weight loss pill

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight loss pill for only the third time in the last decade.Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, was approved for people who are obese or ...

10 September 2014

Insomnia medications and Alzheimer's

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A new study suggests long-term use of many commonly prescribed drugs may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers followed a group of elderly adults taking valium, Xanax or similar medication ...

09 September 2014

Fall allergies

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Just because the blooming season is over, that doesn't mean allergies aren't still with us.     So, if you're wondering why you may be sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your prob ...

02 September 2014

Ten benefits of breast feeding

Posted in Health, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  New research finds that what your baby eats during his first year of life can have a tremendous impact on his health all the way through first grade.According to a series of new studies ...

28 August 2014

Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

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(NBC News)  An Ebola vaccine made in labs at the National Institutes of Health has shown promise in animal studies. Now human clinical trials are set to begin within the next week.The NIH's Nationa ...

26 August 2014

Too many c-sections?

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(KGW)  In the United States one in three pregnancies end in a C-section. Why so many?Some health experts now believe it's because doctors are using an outdated definition of labor and many of those ...

22 August 2014

Teen marijuana use on the rise

Posted in Health, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Some medical experts say the move to legalize marijuana is giving teens a false sense that marijuana is safe. Doctors says the brain isn't fully developed until about 26 years old ...